1 (solo) performer
Indoor and outdoor
1m50 by 1m50
FR, NL, EN
ZEM singer and harpist brings Dutch-language cabaret and French chansons. This special singer-songwriter is indispensable for your event. She won the audience award of TV5MONDE in The Hague. Book her now via Showbird!
"ZEM, pop and soul sounds with roots in Ethiopia. Sometimes subdued listening to life stories, then jazzy, then exuberant rousing rhythms with spontaneous hand clapping and dancing on the front rows from the square." (Het Nieuwsblad)
ZEM, the Ghent harpist and singer-songwriter won the prestigious TV5MONDE audience award in 2018 at the Diligentia Theater in The Hague. At the Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française she was the only finalist to perform a song written by herself. "GAND" is about how Ghent and its rebellious history inspires her
Stages: Diligentia Theatre The Hague, Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen, Concertzaal Vooruit Gent, Via Via Brussels, Het Depot Leuven, Gentse Feesten - Laurentplein, Bij Sint Jacobs, Biekorf Brugge, CC De Steiger Menen, Bij de Vieze Gasten, CC De Centrale, Brugges festival,...
ZEM was born in Ethiopia. She never knew her father and her mother died when she was three. She ended up in an orphanage from where she was adopted by a Belgian/Dutch family. She grew up in Ghent. From the age of eight, she took a classical harp course (private student Suzanna Mildonian), with piano as her second instrument. She also obtained a master's degree in sociology (Ugent). At the age of 16, she chose hip-hop and piano as a singer-songwriter and singer, from which grew a musical taste ranging from soul over pop (including a participation in The Voice of Flanders in 2014) to intimate French chansons
In 2015, she decides to combine all those styles and set out on her own idiosyncratic artistic path, also doing everything herself under her own management. In 2017, she returned to her first, great love: the harp. From then on, everything coincides and she develops a very own musical style in which classical harp becomes hip-hop and a lovely chanson electronics. In February 2018, she gives her first performance with her harp at the Centrale. In March 2018, she wins the prestigious audience award of TV5MONDE at the "Concours de la Chanson Alliance Française" in The Hague. She was the only finalist to perform a song written by herself. "GAND" is about how Ghent and its rebellious history inspires her.
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